Voyage Out depicts a dead tree with exposed roots at the edge of a sand beach, jutting out from the living foliage to the right. It leans and gestures to a vibrant pink lake and pale, chalky sky. This was inspired by a reservoir in the Adirondack mountains, the tree likely died during the filling of the reservoir 100 years prior, and over time, from bleaching of the sun and wind, it takes on a ghostly, skeletal smoothness. Though long dead, it still contains liveliness, character and poise. A kind of anthropomorphic sentinel or statue, visible and physical ghost. The idea is that it's composed as a classical portrait, and I like to add spatial discrepancies -- the foliage gets drastically deep and dark on the right side -- and subvert perceived color relationships. The title refers to Virginia Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out, which I was reading at the time.'